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Professor Peng GONG

Chair Professor of Global Sustainability &
Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development)

President’s Office

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Professor Gong received his BS and MS degrees from Nanjing University and his PhD degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada in 1990. He started his academic career at York University and then the University of Calgary. In 1994, he joined the University of California, Berkeley where he rose through the academic ranks to full Professor in 2001. He became the founding Chair of the Department of Earth System Science in 2016 and Dean of the Faculty of Science in 2017 at Tsinghua University.

Professor Gong is a Foreign Member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea). He was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Geographic Information Sciences (now Annals of GIS). He has been appointed as one of the 13 advisers to Future Earth, an organization sponsored by ICSU (International Council for Science), UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), one of the 19 members of the Earth Commission, a group of leading scientists in the world to develop scientific strategies in support of the achievement of sustainable development goals, and one of the 3 co-chairs of the Lancet Climate Change and Health Commission and Countdown 2030.

As an inter-disciplinary researcher and an institution-builder, Professor Gong has a successful record of recruitment, innovative organization and motivation of large teams of cross-disciplinary talents. He was a co-founder of the Center for Assessment and Monitoring of Forest and Environmental Resources at UC Berkeley. He built the first Earth System Science Institute in China at Nanjing University, the State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University, and the Tsinghua Urban Institute at Tsinghua University. In 2020, he led an expert preparation group in establishing the Vanke School of Public Health at Tsinghua.

Professor Gong's major research interests include urbanization and health, mapping and monitoring of global environmental change, and modelling of environmentally related infectious diseases. He received a number of research awards from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Association of American Geographers as well as the Joint Board Council of Science China and Science Bulletin. More than 30 PhD students and postdocs he graduated/supervised now hold academic positions in major American and Chinese universities including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Tsinghua University, etc.

Research Interests

  • Remote Sensing Image Processing, Analysis and Application

  • GIS Theory, Techniques and Application

  • Global Environmental Change Studies and Human Health

Selected Publications


  • Tu, Y., Wu, S., Chen, B., Weng, Q., Gong, P., Bai, Y., Yang, J., Yu, L., & Xu, B. (2023). A 30 m annual cropland dataset of China from 1986 to 2021. Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 2023, 1-34.

  • Costello, A., Romanello, M., Hartinger, S., Gordon-Strachan, G., Huq, S., Gong, P., Kjellstrom, T., Ekins, P., & Montgomery, H. (2023). Climate change threatens our health and survival within decades. The Lancet, 401(10371), 85-87.

  • LI, X., NAIMI, B., GONG, P., & ARAÚJO, M. B. (2023). Data error propagation in stacked bioclimatic envelope models. Integrative Zoology. 

  • Xiao, Y., Zhou, J., Cheng, Q., Yang, J., Chen, B., Zhang, T., Xu, L., Xu, B., Ren, Z., Liu, Z., Shen, C., Wang, C., Liu, H., Li, X., Li, R., Yu, L., Guan, D., Zhang, W., Wang, J., . . . Gong, P. (2023). Global age-structured spatial modeling for emerging infectious diseases like COVID-19. PNAS Nexus, 2(5).

  • Chen, X., Yu, L., Cao, Y., Xu, Y., Zhao, Z., Zhuang, Y., Liu, X., Du, Z., Liu, T., Yang, B., He, L., Wu, H., Yang, R., & Gong, P. (2023). Habitat quality dynamics in China’s first group of national parks in recent four decades: Evidence from land use and land cover changes. Journal of Environmental Management, 325, 116505.

  • Stenseth, N.C., Schlatte, R., Liu, X., Pielke, R., Li, R., Chen, B., Bjørnstad, O.N., Kusnezov, D., Gao, G.F., Fraser, C., Whittington, J.D., Bai, Y., Deng, K., Gong, P., Guan, D., Xiao, Y., Xu, B., Johnsen, E.B. (2023). How to avoid a local epidemic becoming a global pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120.

  • Wu, S., Chen, B., Webster, C., Xu, B., & Gong, P. (2023). Improved equality of human exposure to greenspace in the 21st century urbanization. 

  • Du, Z., Yu, L., Yang, J., Coomes, D., Kanniah, K., Fu, H., & Gong, P. (2023). Mapping Annual Global Forest Gain From 1983 to 2021 With Landsat Imagery. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 1-11.

  • Zhao, J., Chen, G., Yu, L., Ren, C., Xie, J., Chung, L., Ni, H., & Gong, P. (2023). Mapping urban morphology changes in the last two decades based on local climate zone scheme: A case study of three major urban agglomerations in China. Urban Climate, 47, 101391.

  • Xu, F., Wu, W., Wei, J., Xin, Q., Wielstra, B., Sorte, F. A. L., Ma, Z., Lei, G., Lei, J., Wu, W., Yang, Y., Gong, P., Xu, B., & Si, Y. (2023). Migratory herbivorous waterfowl couple the seed wave and the green wave during spring migration. bioRxiv, 2023.2004.2014.536842.

  • He, W., Li, X., Zhou, Y., Liu, X., Gong, P., Hu, T., Yin, P., Huang, J., Yang, J., Miao, S., Wang, X., & Wu, T. (2023). Modeling gridded urban fractional change using the temporal context information in the urban cellular automata model. Cities, 133, 104146.

  • Tu, Y., Chen, B., Yu, L., Song, Y., Wu, S., Li, M., Wei, H., Chen, T., Lang, W., Gong, P., & Xu, B. (2023). Raveling the nexus between urban expansion and cropland loss in China. Landscape Ecology.

  • Cai, W., Zhang, C., Zhang, S., Bai, Y., Callaghan, M., Chang, N., Chen, B., Chen, H., Cheng, L., Cui, X., Dai, H., Dong, W., Danna, B., Fan, W., Fang, X., Gao, T., Geng, Y., Guan, D., Hu, Y., & Gong, P. (2023). 以气候行动助力健康老龄化. Chinese Science Bulletin.

  • Cai, W., Zhang, C., Zhang, S., Ai, S., Bai, Y., Bao, J., Chang, N., Chen, B., Chen, H., Cheng, L., Cui, X., Dai, H., Danna, B., Di, Q., Dong, W., Dong, W., Dou, D., Fan, W., Fan, X., . . . Gong, P. (2023). 把握机会窗口期减缓气候变化对中国居民健康影响 [Article]. Kexue Tongbao/Chinese Science Bulletin, 68(15), 1899-1905.

  • Zhang, S., Zhang, C., Cai, W., Bai, Y., Callaghan, M., Chang, N., Chen, B., Chen, H., Cheng, L., Dai, H., Dai, X., Fan, W., Fang, X., Gao, T., Geng, Y., Guan, D., Hu, Y., Hua, J., Huang, C., . . . Gong, P. (2023). The 2023 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: taking stock for a thriving future. The Lancet Public Health, 8(12), e978-e995.

  • Romanello, M., Napoli, C. d., Green, C., Kennard, H., Lampard, P., Scamman, D., Walawender, M., Ali, Z., Ameli, N., Ayeb-Karlsson, S., Beggs, P. J., Belesova, K., Berrang Ford, L., Bowen, K., Cai, W., Callaghan, M., Campbell-Lendrum, D., Chambers, J., Cross, T. J., . . . Gong, P., Montgomery, H., Costello, A. (2023). The 2023 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: the imperative for a health-centred response in a world facing irreversible harms. Lancet, 402(10419), 2346-2394.

  • Wang, Y., Li, X., Yin, P., Yu, G., Cao, W., Liu, J., Pei, L., Hu, T., Zhou, Y., Liu, X., Huang, J., & Gong, P. (2023). Characterizing annual dynamics of urban form at the horizontal and vertical dimensions using long-term Landsat time series data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 203, 199-210.

  • Shang, R., Chen, J. M., Xu, M., Lin, X., Li, P., Yu, G., He, N., Xu, L., Gong, P., Liu, L., Liu, H., & Jiao, W. (2023). China's current forest age structure will lead to weakened carbon sinks in the near future. Innovation (Camb), 4(6), 100515.

  • Li, X., Zhou, Y., & Gong, P. (2023). Diversity in global urban sprawl patterns revealed by Zipfian dynamics. Remote Sensing Letters, 14(6), 565-575.

  • Ma, X., Zheng, G., Xu, C., Moskal, L. M., Gong, P., Guo, Q., Huang, H., Li, X., Pang, Y., Wang, C., Xie, H., Yu, B., Zhao, B., & Zhou, Y. (2023). A global product of fine-scale urban building height based on spaceborne lidar. arXiv e-prints, arXiv:2310.14355.

  • He, W., Li, X., Zhou, Y., Shi, Z., Yu, G., Hu, T., Wang, Y., Huang, J., Bai, T., Sun, Z., Liu, X., & Gong, P. (2023). Global urban fractional changes at a 1 km resolution throughout 2100 under eight scenarios of Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs). Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15(8), 3623-3639.

  • Gong, P., Guo, H., Chen, B., Chen, F., He, G., Liang, D., Liu, Z., Sun, Z., Wu, J., Xu, Z., Yan, D., & Zhang, H. (2023). iEarth: an interdisciplinary framework in the era of big data and AI for sustainable development. National Science Review, 10(8), nwad178.

  • Wu, S., Chen, B., Webster, C., Xu, B., & Gong, P. (2023). Improved human greenspace exposure equality during 21st century urbanization. Nature communications, 14(1), 6460.

  • Du, Z., Yu, L., Li, X., Zhao, J., Chen, X., Xu, Y., Yang, P., Yang, J., Peng, D., Xue, Y., & Gong, P. (2023). Integrating remote sensing temporal trajectory and survey statistics to update land use/land cover maps. International Journal of Digital Earth, 16(2), 4428-4445.

  • Du, Z., Yu, L., Chen, X., Li, X., Peng, D., Zheng, S., Hao, P., Yang, J., Guo, H., & Gong, P. (2023). An Operational Assessment Framework for Near Real-time Cropland Dynamics: Toward Sustainable Cropland Use in Mid-Spine Belt of Beautiful China. Journal of Remote Sensing, 3, 0065.

  • Wang, X., Ling, X., Zhang, T., Li, X., Wang, S., Li, Z., Zhang, L., & Gong, P. (2023). Optimizing and Fine-tuning Large Language Model for Urban Renewal. ArXiv, abs/2311.15490. 

  • Cheng, L., Gu, K., Zhao, L., Wang, H., Ji, J. S., Liu, Z., Huang, J., Chen, Y., Gao, X., Xu, Y., Wang, C., Luo, Y., Cai, W., Gong, P., Liang, W., & Huang, C. (2023). Projecting future labor losses due to heat stress in China under climate change scenarios. Science Bulletin, 68(22), 2827-2837.

  • Lou, S., Liu, Y., Bai, Y., Li, F., Lin, G., Xu, L., Liu, Z., Chen, Y., Dong, X., Zhao, M., Wang, L., Jin, M., Wang, C., Cai, W., Gong, P., & Luo, Y. (2023). Projections of mortality risk attributable to short-term exposure to landscape fire smoke in China, 2021-2100: a health impact assessment study. The Lancet Planetary Health, 7(10), e841-e849.

  • Chen, S., Wang, J., & Gong, P. (2023). ROBOT: A spatiotemporal fusion model toward seamless data cube for global remote sensing applications. Remote Sensing of Environment, 294, 113616.

  • Xu, G., Zhu, M., Chen, B., Salem, M., Xu, Z., Li, X., Jiao, L., & Gong, P. (2023). Settlement scaling law reveals population-land tensions in 7000+ African urban agglomerations. Habitat International, 142, 102954.

  • Li, C., Yu, L., Oloo, F., Chimimba, E. G., Kambombe, O., Asamoah, M., Opoku, P. D., Ogweno, V. W., Fawcett, D., Hong, J., Deng, X., Gong, P., & Wright, J. (2023). Slum and urban deprivation in compacted and peri-urban neighborhoods in sub-Saharan Africa. Sustainable Cities and Society, 99, 104863.

  • Yu, L., Cao, Y., Cheng, Y., Zhao, Q., Xu, Y., Kanniah, K., Lu, H., Yang, R., & Gong, P. (2023). A study of the serious conflicts between oil palm expansion and biodiversity conservation using high-resolution remote sensing. Remote Sensing Letters, 14(6), 654-668.

  • Ni, H., Yu, L., Gong, P., Li, X., & Zhao, J. (2023). Urban Renewal Mapping: A Case Study in Beijing from 2000 to 2020. Journal of Remote Sensing, 3, 0072.


  • Cai, W., Zhang, C., Zhang, S., Bai, Y., Callaghan, M., Chang, N., Chen, B., Chen, H., Cheng, L., & Cui, X. (2022). The 2022 China report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: leveraging climate actions for healthy ageing. The Lancet Public Health, 7(12), e1073-e1090. 


  • Romanello, M., Di Napoli, C., Drummond, P., Green, C., Kennard, H., Lampard, P., Scamman, D., Arnell, N., Ayeb-Karlsson, S., & Ford, L. B. (2022). The 2022 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: health at the mercy of fossil fuels. The Lancet, 400(10363), 1619-1654. 



  • Qi, S., Song, B., Liu, C., Gong, P., Luo, J., Zhang, M., & Xiong, T. (2022). Bamboo Forest Mapping in China Using the Dense Landsat 8 Image Archive and Google Earth Engine. Remote Sensing, 14(3).


  • Chen, B., Tu, Y., Wu, S., Song, Y., Jin, Y., Webster, C., Xu, B., & Gong, P. (2022). Beyond green environments: Multi-scale difference in human exposure to greenspace in China. Environment International, 166, 107348.

  • Yang, C., Guo, W., Zhang, C., Cui, A., Li, X., Zhao, T., Liu, H., Shi, T., Xu, G., Fang, X., Liu, X., Zhang, K., Gong, P., Li, Q., & Wu, G. (2022). Characteristics and trends of hillside urbanization in China from 2007 to 2017. Habitat International, 120, 102502.

  • Zhang, L., Wan, X., Shi, R., Gong, P., & Si, Y. (2022). Comparing spatial patterns of 11 common cancers in Mainland China. BMC public health, 22(1), 1551. 

  • Chen, X., Yu, L., Du, Z., Xu, Y., Zhao, J., Zhao, H., Zhang, G., Peng, D., & Gong, P. (2022). Distribution of ecological restoration projects associated with land use and land cover change in China and their ecological impacts. Science of The Total Environment, 825, 153938.

  • Li, X., Zhou, Y., & Gong, P. (2022). Diversity in global urban sprawl patterns revealed by Zipfian dynamics. Remote Sensing Letters, 1-11.

  • Zhang, M., Keenan, T. F., Luo, X., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Li, W., King, T., Cheng, Q., Li, Z., Andriamiarisoa, R. L., Raherivelo, T. N. A. N., Li, Y., & Gong, P. (2022). Elevated CO2 moderates the impact of climate change on future bamboo distribution in Madagascar. Science of The Total Environment, 810, 152235.

  • Huang, H., Chen, P., Xu, X., Liu, C., Wang, J., Liu, C., Clinton, N., & Gong, P. (2022). Estimating building height in China from ALOS AW3D30. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 185, 146-157.

  • Qu, Y., Zheng, Y., Gong, P., Shi, J., Li, L., Wang, S., Luo, C., Zhang, H., & Xu, L. (2022). Estimation of wetland biodiversity based on the hydrological patterns and connectivity and its potential application in change detection and monitoring: A case study of the Sanjiang Plain, China. Science of The Total Environment, 805, 150291.

  • Guo, J., Gong, P., Dronova, I., & Zhu, Z. (2022). Forest cover change in China from 2000 to 2016. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(2), 593-606.

  • Yu, L., Du, Z., Dong, R., Zheng, J., Tu, Y., Chen, X., Hao, P., Zhong, B., Peng, D., Zhao, J., Li, X., Yang, J., Fu, H., Yang, G., & Gong, P. (2022). FROM-GLC Plus: toward near real-time and multi-resolution land cover mapping. GIScience & Remote Sensing, 59(1), 1026-1047.

  • Zhao, J., Cao, Y., Yu, L., Liu, X., Yang, R., & Gong, P. (2022). Future global conflict risk hotspots between biodiversity conservation and food security: 10 countries and 7 Biodiversity Hotspots. Global Ecology and Conservation, 34, e02036.

  • Guo, J., Zhu, Z., & Gong, P. (2022). A global forest reference set with time series annual change information from 2000 to 2020. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 43(9), 3152-3162.

  • Du, Z., Yu, L., Yang, J., Xu, Y., Chen, B., Peng, S., Zhang, T., Fu, H., Harris, N., & Gong, P. (2022). A global map of planting years of plantations. Scientific Data, 9(1), 141.

  • Chen, B., Wu, S., Song, Y., Webster, C., Xu, B., & Gong, P. (2022). Global patterns in human exposure to greenspace: Contrasting inequality between cities of the South and North.

  • Xu, J., Liu, X., Li, Q., Goldblatt, R., Qin, W., Liu, F., Chu, C., Luo, Q., Ing, A., Guo, L., Liu, N., Liu, H., Huang, C., Cheng, J., Wang, M., Geng, Z., Zhu, W., Zhang, B., Liao, W., . . . Consortia, I. (2022). Global urbanicity is associated with brain and behaviour in young people. Nature Human Behaviour, 6(2), 279-293.

  • Bai, Y., Zhang, Y., Zotova, O., Pineo, H., Siri, J., Liang, L., Luo, X., Kwan, M.-P., Ji, J., Jiang, X., Chu, C., Cong, N., Lin, V., Summerskill, W., Luo, Y., Yu, H., Wu, T., Yang, C., Li, J., . . . Gong, P. (2022). Healthy cities initiative in China: Progress, challenges, and the way forward. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 27, 100539.

  • Dong, R., Fang, W., Fu, H., Gan, L., Wang, J., & Gong, P. (2022). High-Resolution Land Cover Mapping Through Learning With Noise Correction. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 60, 1-13.

  • Mu, H., Li, X., Zhou, Y., Gong, P., Huang, J., Du, X., Guo, J., Cao, W., Sun, Z., Xu, C., & Liu, D. (2022). Identifying discrepant regions in urban mapping from historical and projected global urban extents. All Earth, 34(1), 167-178. 

  • Cong, N., Zhao, A., Kwan, M. P., Yang, J., & Gong, P. (2022). An Indicator Measuring the Influence of the Online Public Food Environment: An Analytical Framework and Case Study. Front Nutr, 9, 818374.

  • Li, M., Chen, B., Webster, C., Gong, P., & Xu, B. (2022). The land-sea interface mapping: China's coastal land covers at 10 m for 2020. Science Bulletin.

  • Wen, Y., Li, X., Mu, H., Zhong, L., Chen, H., Zeng, Y., Miao, S., Su, W., Gong, P., Li, B., & Huang, J. (2022). Mapping corn dynamics using limited but representative samples with adaptive strategies. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 190, 252-266.

  • Li, X., & Gong, P. (2022). Mapping Residential Vacancies with Multisource Spatiotemporal Data: A Case Study in Beijing. Remote Sensing, 14(2).

  • Zhao, Q., Yu, L., Du, Z., Peng, D., Hao, P., Zhang, Y., & Gong, P. (2022). An Overview of the Applications of Earth Observation Satellite Data: Impacts and Future Trends. Remote Sensing, 14(8).

  • Chen, H., Zhao, L., Cheng, L., Zhang, Y., Wang, H., Gu, K., Bao, J., Yang, J., Liu, Z., Huang, J., Chen, Y., Gao, X., Xu, Y., Wang, C., Cai, W., Gong, P., Luo, Y., Liang, W., & Huang, C. (2022). Projections of heatwave-attributable mortality under climate change and future population scenarios in China. The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific, 28, 100582. 

  • Xu, Y., Yu, L., Ciais, P., Li, W., Santoro, M., Yang, H., & Gong, P. (2022). Recent expansion of oil palm plantations into carbon-rich forests. Nature Sustainability.

  • Zhou, Y., Li, X., Chen, W., Meng, L., Wu, Q., Gong, P., & Seto, K. C. (2022). Satellite mapping of urban built-up heights reveals extreme infrastructure gaps and inequalities in the Global South. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(46), e2214813119. 

  • Wei, J., Cole, E., Sheldon, B., Boer, W., Wielstra, B., Xu, F., Gong, P., & Si, Y. (2022). Spatial-temporal phenological asynchrony induced by climate change threatens the integrity of the avian migration network.

  • Chen, H., Zhao, L., Dong, W., Cheng, L., Cai, W., Yang, J., Bao, J., Liang, X.-Z., Hajat, S., & Gong, P. (2022). Spatiotemporal variation of mortality burden attributable to heatwaves in china, 1979-2020. Science Bulletin.

  • Yu, L., Cao, Y., Cheng, Y., Zhao, Q., Xu, Y., Kanniah, K., Lu, H., Yang, R., & Gong, P. (2022). A study of the serious conflicts between oil palm expansion and biodiversity conservation using high-resolution remote sensing. Remote Sensing Letters, 1-15.

  • Chen, X., Yu, L., Du, Z., Liu, Z., Qi, Y., Liu, T., & Gong, P. (2022). Toward sustainable land use in China: A perspective on China’s national land surveys. Land Use Policy, 123, 106428.

  • Ning, Y., Liu, S., Zhao, S., Liu, M., Gao, H., & Gong, P. (2022). Urban growth rates, trajectories, and multi-dimensional disparities in China. Cities, 126, 103717.

  • Li, Z., Gurgel, H., Li, M., Dessay, N., & Gong, P. (2022). Urban Land Expansion from Scratch to Urban Agglomeration in the Federal District of Brazil in the Past 60 Years. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(3).

  • Chen, B., Wu, S., Jin, Y., Song, Y., Wu, C., Venevsky, S., Xu, B., Webster, C., & Gong, P. (2022). Wildfire risk for global wildland–urban interface (WUI) areas. 


  • Wenjia Cai*, Chi Zhang, Hoi Ping Suen, Siqi Ai, Yuqi Bai, Junzhe Bao, Bin Chen, Liangliang Cheng, Xueqin Cui, Hancheng Dai, Qian Di, Wenxuan Dong, Jingde Dou, Weicheng Fan, Xing Fan, Tong Gao, Yang Geng, Dabo Guan, Yafei Guo, Yixin Hu, Junyi Hua, Cunrui Huang, Hong Huang, Jianbin Huang, Tingting Jiang, Kedi Jiao, Gregor Kiesewetter, Zbigniew Klimont, Pete Lampard, Tiantian Li, Chuanxi Li, Ruiqi Li, Qiwei Li, Hualiang Lin, Borong Lin, Qiyong Liu, Xiaobo Liu, Zhidong Liu, Zhu Liu, Yufu Liu, Zhao Liu, Huan Liu, Shuhan Lou, Chenxi Lu, Yong Luo, Wei Ma, Alice McGushin, Yanlin Niu, Chao Ren, Zhehao Ren, Zengliang Ruan, Wolfgang Schöpp, Jing Su, Ying Tu, Jie Wang, Qiong Wang, Yaqi Wang, Yu Wang, Nick Watts, Congxi Xiao, Yang Xie, Hui Xiong, Mingfang Xu, Lei Xu, Bing Xu, Jun Yang, Lianping Yang, Le Yu, Yujuan Yue, Shaohui Zhang, Zhongchen Zhang, Jiyao Zhao, Liang Zhao, Zhe Zhao, Mengzhen Zhao, Jingbo Zhou, Peng Gong*, The 2020 Chinese Report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. Lancet Public Health 2021. 6 (1), e64-e81

  • Nick Watts, Markus Amann, Nigel Arnell, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Jessica Beagley, Kristine Belesova, Maxwell Boykoff, Peter Byass, Wenjia Cai, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Stuart Capstick, Jonathan Chambers, Samantha Coleman, Carole Dalin, Meaghan Daly, Niheer Dasandi, Shouro Dasgupta, Michael Davies, Claudia Di Napoli, Paula Dominguez-Salas, Paul Drummond, Robert Dubrow, Kristie L. Ebi, Matthew Eckelman, Paul Ekins, Luis E. Escobar, Lucien Georgeson, Su Golder, Delia Grace, Hilary Graham, Paul Haggar, Ian Hamilton, Stella Hartinger, Jeremy Hess, Shih-Che Hsu, Nick Hughes, Slava Jankin Mikhaylov, Marcia P. Jimenez, Ilan Kelman, Harry Kennard, Gregor Kiesewetter, Patrick Kinney, Tord Kjellstrom, Dominic Kniveton, Pete Lampard, Bruno Lemke, Yang Liu, Zhao Liu, Melissa Lott, Rachel Lowe, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza, Mark Maslin, Lucy McAllister, Alice McGushin, Celia McMichael, James Milner, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Karyn Morrissey, Simon Munzert, Kris A. Murray, Tara Neville, Maria Nilsson, Maquins Odhiambo Sewe, Tadj Oreszczyn, Matthias Otto, Fereidoon Owfi, Olivia Pearman, David Pencheon, Ruth Quinn, Mahnaz Rabbaniha, Elizabeth Robinson, Joacim Rocklöv, Marina Romanello, Jan C. Semenza, Jodi Sherman, Liuhua Shi, Marco Springmann, Meisam Tabatabaei, Jonathon Taylor, Joaquin Trinanes, Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Bryan Vu, Paul Wilkinson, Matthew Winning, Peng Gong*, Hugh Montgomery*, Anthony Costello*. The 2020 Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. Lancet 2021. 397: 10269, 129-170.  * Co-Chair

  • Daoping Wang, Dabo Guan, Shupeng Zhu, Michael Mac Kinnon, Guannan Geng, Qiang Zhang, Heran Zheng, Tianyang Lei, Shuai Shao, Peng Gong, Steven J Davis. Economic footprint of California wildfires in 2018. Nature Sustainability (2021).

  • Liu Han, Gong Peng*, Wang Jie, Wang Xi, Ning Grant, Xu Bing. Production of global daily seamless data cubes and quantification of global land cover change from 1985 to 2020, iMap World 1.0.  Remote Sensing of Environment 2021.

  • Yali Si, Fei Xu, Jie Wei, Lin Zhang, Nicholas Murray, Rui Yang, Keping Ma, Peng Gong*. A systematic network-based migratory bird monitoring and protection system is needed in China. Science Bulletin 2021.


  • Zhu Liu, Philippe Ciais, Zhu Deng, Ruixue Lei, Steven Davis, Sha Feng, Bo Zheng, Duo Cui, Xinyu Dou, Biqing Zhu, Rui Guo, Piyu Ke, Taochun Sun, Chenxi Lu, Pan He, Yuan Wang, Xu Yue, Yilong Wang, Yadong Lei, Hao Zhou, Zhaonan Cai, Yuhui Wu, Runtao Guo, Tingxuan Han, Jinjun Xue, Olivier Boucher, Eulalie Boucher, Frederic Chevallier, Katsumasa Tanaka, Yi-Ming Wei, Haiwang Zhong, Chongqing Kang, Ning Zhang, Bin Chen, Fengming Xi, Miaomiao Liu, Francois-Marie Breon, Yonglong Lu, Qiang Zhang, Dabo Guan, Peng Gong, Daniel Kammen, Kebin He, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. Near-real-time monitoring of global CO2 emissions reveals the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature Communications 2020. 11, 5172.

  • Hess, Jeremy J., Ranadive, Nikhil, Boyer, Chris, Aleksandrowicz, Lukasz, Anenberg, Susan C., Aunan, Kristin, Belesova, Kristine, Bell, Michelle L., Bickersteth, Sam, Bowen, Kathryn, Burden, Marci, Campbell-Lendrum, Diarmid, Carlton, Elizabeth, Cisse, Gueladio, Cohen, Francois, Dai, Hancheng, Dangour, Alan David, Dasgupta, Purnamita, Frumkin, Howard, Gong, Peng, Gould, Robert J., Haines, Andy, Hales, Simon, Hamilton, Ian, Hasegawa, Tomoko, Hashizume, Masahiro, Honda, Yasushi, Horton, Daniel E., Karambelas, Alexandra, Kim, Ho, Kim, Satbyul Estella, Kinney, Patrick L., Kone, Inza, Knowlton, Kim, Lelieveld, Jos, Limaye, Vijay S., Liu, Qiyong, Madaniyazi, Lina, Martinez, Micaela Elvira, Mauzerall, Denise L., Milner, James, Neville, Tara, Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark, Pachauri, Shonali, Perera, Frederica, Pineo, Helen, Remais, Justin V.,  Saari, Rebecca K.,  Sampedro, Jon, Scheelbeek, Pauline, Schwartz, Joel, Shindell, Drew, Shyamsundar, Priya, Taylor, Timothy J., Tonne, Cathryn, Van Vuuren, Detlef, Wang, Can, Watts, Nicholas, West, J. Jason, Wilkinson, Paul, Wood, Stephen A., Woodcock, James, Woodward, Alistair, Xie, Yang, Zhang, Ying, Ebi, Kristie L. Guidelines for Modeling and Reporting Health Effects of Climate Change Mitigation Actions. Environmental Health Perspectives 2020. 11. 115001. DOI 10.1289/EHP6745.

  • Ruiyun Li, Bin Chen, Tao Zhang, Zhehao Ren, Yimeng Song, Yixiong Xiao, Lin Hou, Jun Cai, Bo Xu, Karen Kie Yan Chan, Ying Tu, Mu Yang, Jing Yang, Zhaoyang Liu, Chong Shen, Che Wang, Lei Xu, Qiyong Liu, Shuming Bao, Jianqin Zhang, Yuhai Bi, Yuqi Bai, Ke Deng, Wusheng Zhang, Wenyu Huang, Jason D. Whittington, Nils Chr. Stenseth*, Dabo Guan*, Peng Gong*, Bing Xu*. Suppression of future waves of COVID-19: Global pandemic demands joint interventions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2020. 117(42): 26151-26157.

  • Lin, Yanluan, Huang, X., Liang, Y., Qin, Y., Xu, S.,Huang, W., Xu F, Liu L, Wang Y, Peng YR, Lanning Wang, Wei Xue, Fu HH, Zhang GJ, Wang B, Ruizhe Li, Cheng Zhang, Lu H, Yang K, Luo Y, Bai YQ, Zhenya Song, Minqi Wang, Wenjie Zhao, Feng Zhang, Jingheng Xu, Xi Zhao, Chunsong Lu, Yizhao Chen, Luo YQ, Yong Hu, Qiang Tang, Dexun Chen, Guangwen Yang, and Peng Gong. Community Integrated Earth System Model (CIESM): Description and evaluation. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 2020, 12, e2019MS002036.  (14 faculty members from Tsinghua ESS Dept.)

  • Yang Rui*, Cao Yue, S. Hou, Q Peng, X Wang, F Wang, T Tseng, Le Yu, Steve Carver, Ian Convery, Z Zhao, Xiaoli Shen, Sheng Li, Yaomin Zheng, Han Liu, Peng Gong* and Keping Ma* Cost-effective priorities for the expansion of global terrestrial protected areas: Setting post-2020 global and national targets. Science Advances 2020. 6, eabc3436. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc3436

  • Guan, D.*, Wang, D., Hallegatte, S. Steven J. Davis, Jingwen Huo, Shuping Li, Yangchun Bai, Tianyang Lei, Qianyu Xue, D’Maris Coffman, Danyang Cheng, Peipei Chen, Xi Liang, Bing Xu, Xiaosheng Lu, Shouyang Wang, Klaus Hubacek & Peng Gong. Global supply-chain effects of COVID-19 control measures. Nature Human Behaviour (2020). 4(6):577-587.

  • Xiaoping Liu, Yinghuai Huang, Xiaocong Xu, Xuecao Li, Xia Li, Philippe Ciais, Peirong Lin, Kai Gong, Alan D Ziegler, Anping Chen, Peng Gong, Jun Chen, Guohua Hu, Yimin Chen, Shaojian Wang, Qiusheng Wu, Kangning Huang, Lyndon Estes, Zhenzhong Zeng. High-spatiotemporal-resolution mapping of global urban change from 1985 to 2015. Nature Sustainability. 2020. p.1-7.

  • Liang L., P Gong, Urban and air pollution: a multi-city study of long-term effects of urban landscape patterns on air quality trends. Scientific Reports 2020. 10 (1) :18618, 1-13. |

  • Szantoi Z*, GN Geller, NE Tsendbazar, L See, P Griffiths, S Fritz, P Gong, Martin Herold, Brice Mora, André Obregón. Addressing the need for improved land cover map products for policy support. Environmental Science & Policy 2020. 112, 28-35

  • Li Xuecao, Peng Gong*, Yuyu Zhou*, Jie Wang, Yuqi Bai, Bin Chen, Tengyun Hu, Yixiong Xiao, Bing Xu, Jun Yang, Xiaoping Liu, Wenjia Cai, Huabing Huang, Tinghai Wu, Xi Wang, Peng Lin, Xun Li, Jin Chen, Chunyang He, Xia Li , Le Yu, Nicholas Clinton, Zhiliang Zhu.  Mapping global urban boundaries from the global artificial impervious area (GAIA) data. Environ. Res. Lett. 2020. 094044

  • Liu Han, Peng Gong*, Wang Jie, Yuqi Bai, Nicholas Clinton, Liang Shunlin, Annual dynamics of global land cover and its long-term changes from 1982 to 2015. Earth Syst. Sci. Data 2020, 12, 1217–1243

  • Dong R, C Li, H Fu*, J Wang, W Li, Y Yao, L Gan, L Yu, P Gong*. Improving 3-m Resolution Land Cover Mapping through Efficient Learning from an Imperfect 10-m Resolution Map. Remote Sensing 2020. 12 (9), 1418

  • Xu Y., L Yu, W Li, P Ciais, Y Cheng, P Gong. Annual oil palm plantation maps in Malaysia and Indonesia from 2001 to 2016. Earth System Science Data, 2020. 12 (2), 847-867.

  • Li XC, YY Zhou*, P Gong*, KC Seto, NE Clinton. Developing a method to estimate building height from Sentinel-1 data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 2020. 240, 111705

  • Huang HB, J Wang, C Liu, L Liang, C Li, P Gong*. The migration of training samples towards dynamic global land cover mapping. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 2020. 161, 27-36

  • Gong, P*, Bin Chen, Xuecao Li, Han Liu, JieWang, Yuqi Bai, Jingming Chen, Xi Chen, Lei Fang, Shuailong Feng, Yongjiu Feng, Yali Gong, Hao Gu, Huabing Huang, Xiaochun Huang, Hongzan Jiao, Yingdong Kang, Guangbin Lei, Ainong Li, Xiaoting Li, Xun Li, Yuechen Li, Zhilin Li, Zhongde Li, Chong Liu, Chunxia Liu, Maochou Liu, Shuguang Liu, Wanliu Mao, Changhong Miao, Hao Ni, Qisheng Pan, Shuhua Qi, Zhehao Ren, Zhuoran Shan, Shaoqing Shen, Minjun Shi, Yimeng Song, Mo Su, HoiPing Suen, Bo Sun, Fangdi Sun, Jian Sun, Lin Sun, Wenyao Su, Tian Tian, Xiaohua Tong, Yihsing Tseng, Ying Tu, Hong Wang, Lan Wang, Xi Wang, Zongming Wang, Tinghai Wu, Yaowen Xie, Jian Yang, Jun Yang, Man Yuan, Wenze Yue, Hongda Zeng, Kuo Zhang, Neng Zhang, Tao Zhang, Yu Zhang, Feng Zhao, Yichen Zheng, Qiming Zhou, Nicholas Clinton, Zhiliang Zhu, Bing Xu.* Mapping essential urban land use categories in China (EULUC-China): preliminary results for 2018. Science Bulletin, 2020. 65(3):182-187. (Senior Author 41)

  • Gong, P*; Li, XC; Wang, J; Bai, YQ; Cheng, B ; Hu, TY; Liu, XP; Xu, B; Yang, J; Zhang, W; Zhou, YY. Annual maps of global artificial impervious area (GAIA) between 1985 and 2018. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2020. 236. 111510. 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111510

  • Xu, YJ; Si, YL; Takekawa, John; Liu, Qiang; Prins, H.; Yin, SL; Prosser, Diann J.; Gong, P; de Boer, WF. A network approach to prioritize conservation efforts for migratory birds. Conservation Biology. 2020. 34(2):416-426.


  • Watts N; Amann Markus; Arnell Nigel; Ayeb-Karlsson Sonja; Belesova Kristine; Boykoff Maxwell; Byass Peter; Cai Wenjia; Campbell-Lendrum Diarmid; Capstick Stuart; Chambers Jonathan; Dalin Carole; Daly Meaghan; Dasandi Niheer; Davies Michael; Drummond Paul; Dubrow Robert; Ebi Kristie L.; Eckelman Matthew; Ekins Paul; Escobar Luis E.; Montoya Lucia Fernandez; Georgeson Lucien; Graham Hilary; Haggar Paul; Hamilton Ian; Hartinger Stella; Hess Jeremy; Kelman Ilan; Kiesewetter Gregor; Kjellstrom Tord; Kniveton Dominic; Lemke Bruno; Liu Yang; Lott Melissa; Lowe Rachel; Sewe Maquins Odhiambo; Martinez-Urtaza Jaime; Maslin Mark; McAllister Lucy; McGushin Alice; Mikhaylov Slava Jankin; Milner James; Moradi-Lakeh Maziar; Morrissey Karyn; Murray Kris; Munzert Simon; Nilsson Maria; Neville Tara; Oreszczyn Tadj; Owfi Fereidoon; Pearman Olivia; Pencheon David; Dung Phung; PPye Steve; Quinn Ruth; Rabbaniha Mahnaz; Robinson Elizabeth; Rocklov Joacim; Semenza Jan C.; Sherman Jodi; Shumake-Guillemot Joy; Tabatabaei Meisam; Taylor Jonathon; Trinanes Joaquin; Wilkinson Paul; Costello Anthony*; Gong Peng* Montgomery H*. The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: ensuring that the health of a child born today is not defined by a changing climate. Lancet 2019. 394(10211):1836-1878. * Co-Chair

  • Gong P.*, Xuecao Li, Wei Zhang. 40-year (1978-2017) human settlement changes in China reflected by impervious surfaces from satellite remote sensing. Science Bulletin 2019. 64, 756-763. (Senior Author 39)

  • Liang, Lu; Gong, Peng; Cong, Na; Zhao Yu, Chen Ying. Assessment of personal exposure to particulate air pollution: the first result of City Health Outlook (CHO) project. BMC Public Health. 2019. 19, 711. 10.1186/s12889-019-7022-8

  • Horvat Manfred and Peng Gong. Science support for Belt and Road. Science 2019. 384(6440), 513.  May 10, 2019. Editorial.

  • Dai Shuang, Feng DL, Chan Karen, Gong P.*, Xu Bing. A spatialized digital database for all bird species in China. Science China-Life Sciences, 2019. 62(5): 661-667.

  • Wei J, Q Xin, L Ji, P Gong, Y Si. A new satellite-based indicator to identify spatiotemporal foraging areas for herbivorous waterfowl. Ecological Indicators 2019. 99, 83-90

  • Yu, C.Q., X. Huang, H. Chen, H. C. J. Godfray, J. S. Wright, J. Hall, P. Gong et al., Managing nitrogen to restore water in China. Nature 2019. 567, 516-520. March 28, 2019

  • Gong P.*, Han Liu, Meinan Zhang, Congcong Li, Jie Wang*, Huabing Huang*, Nicholas Clinton*, Nan Xu, Luyan Ji, Wenyu Li, Yuqi Bai, Bin Chen, Bing Xu, Zhiliang Zhu, Cui Yuan, Hoi Ping Suen, Jing Guo, Weijia Li, Yuanyuan Zhao, Jun Yang, Chaoqing Yu, Xi Wang, Haohuan Fu, Le Yu, Iryna Dronova, Fengming Hui, Xiao Cheng, Xueli Shi, Fengjin Xiao, Qiufeng Liu, Lianchun Song. Stable classification with limited sample: transferring a 30-m resolution sample set collected in 2015 to mapping 10-m resolution global land cover in 2017. Science Bulletin 2019. 64:6, 370-373.


  • Watts, Nick; Amann, Markus; Arnell, Nigel; Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja; Belesova, Kristine; Berry, Helen; Bouley, Timothy; Boykoff, Maxwell; Byass, Peter; Cai, Wenjia; Campbell-Lendrum, Diarmid; Chambers, Jonathan; Daly, Meaghan; Dasandi, Niheer; Davies, Michael; Depoux, Anneliese; Dominguez-Salas, Paula ; Drummond, Paul ; Ebi, Kristie L.; Ekins, Paul ; Montoya, Lucia Fernandez; Fischer, Helen; Georgeson, Lucien; Grace, Delia; Graham, Hilary; Hamilton, Ian; Hartinger, Stella; Hess, Jeremy; Kelman, Ilan; Kiesewetter, Gregor; Kjellstrom, Tord; Kniveton, Dominic; Lemke, Bruno; Liang, Lu; Lott, Melissa; Lowe, Rachel; Sewe, Maquins Odhiambo; Martinez-Urtaza, Jaime; Maslin, Mark; McAllister, Lucy; Mikhaylov, Slava Jankin; Milner, James; Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; Morrissey, Karyn; Murray, Kris; Nilsson, Maria; Neville, Tara; Oreszczyn, Tadj; Owfi, Fereidoon; Pearman, Olivia; Pencheon, David; Pye, Steve; Rabbaniha, Mahnaz; Robinson, Elizabeth; Rocklov, Joacim; Saxer, Olivia; Schutte, Stefanie; Semenza, Jan C.; Shumake-Guillemot, Joy; Steinbach, Rebecca; Tabatabaei, Meisam; Tomei, Julia; Trinanes, Joaquin; Wheeler, Nicola; Wilkinson, Paul; Gong, Peng*; Montgomery, Hugh*; Costello, Anthony*; The 2018 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: shaping the health of nations for centuries to come. Lancet 2018, 392: 10163, 2479-2514 (* Co-Chairs)

  • Ji, Luyan; Gong, Peng*; Wang, Jie; Shi Jiancheng, Zhu Zhiliang, Construction of the 500-m Resolution Daily Global Surface Water Change Database (2001-2016). Water Resources Research 2018, 54: 12: 10270-10292

  • Guo, Jing; Gong, Peng*. The Potential of Spectral Indices in Detecting Various Stages of Afforestation over the Loess Plateau Region of China. Remote Sensing 2018.  10: 9 Art No.: 1492

  • Xu, Nan; Gong, Peng*. Significant coastline changes in China during 1991-2015 tracked by Landsat data. Science Bulletin 2018. 63: 14,  883-886

  • Si, Yali; Xu, Yanjie; Xu, Fei; Li, Xueyan; Zhang, Wenyuan; Wielstra, Ben; Wei, Jie; Liu, Guanhua; Luo, Hao; Takekawa, John; Balachandran, Sivananintha; Zhang, Tao; de Boer, Willem F.; Prins, Herbert H. T.; Gong, Peng. Spring migration patterns, habitat use, and stopover site protection status for two declining waterfowl species wintering in China as revealed by satellite tracking. Ecology and Evolution 2018. 8:12, 6280-6289

  • Jun Yang, José G Siri, Justin V Remais, Qu Cheng, Han Zhang, Karen KY Chan, Zhe Sun, Yuanyuan Zhao, Na Cong, Xueyan Li, Wei Zhang, Yuqi Bai, Jun Bi, Wenjia Cai, Emily YY Chan, Wanqing Chen, Weicheng Fan, Hua Fu, Jianqing He, Hong Huang, John S Ji, Peng Jia, Xiaopeng Jiang, Mei-Po Kwan, Tianhong Li, Xiguang Li, Song Liang, Xiaofeng Liang, Lu Liang, Qiyong Liu, Yongmei Lu, Yong Luo, Xiulian Ma, Bernhard Schwartländer, Zhiyong Shen, Peijun Shi, Jing Su, Tinghai Wu, Changhong Yang, Yongyuan Yin, Qiang Zhang, Yinping Zhang, Yong Zhang*, Bing Xu*, Peng Gong*, The Tsinghua–Lancet Commission on Healthy Cities in China: unlocking the power of cities for a healthy China. Lancet. 391 (10135): 2140-2184 (2018) (* Co-Chairs)

  • Cai Wenjia, Jingxuan Hui, Can Wang, Yixuan Zheng, Xin Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Peng Gong*, PM2.5 pollution-related health impacts of China's projected CO2 mitigation in the power generation sector under the Paris Agreement. Lancet Planetary Health 2018.  2(4), e151-161

  • Nick Watts, Markus Amann, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Kristine Belesova, Timothy Bouley, Maxwell Boykoff, Peter Byass, Wenjia Cai, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Jonathan Chambers, Peter M Cox, Meaghan Daly, Niheer Dasandi, Michael Davies, Michael Depledge, Anneliese Depoux, Paula Dominguez-Salas, Paul Drummond, Paul Ekins, Antoine Flahault, Howard Frumkin, Lucien Georgeson, Mostafa Ghanei, Delia Grace, Hilary Graham, Rébecca Grojsman, Andy Haines, Ian Hamilton, Stella Hartinger, Anne Johnson, Ilan Kelman, Gregor Kiesewetter, Dominic Kniveton, Lu Liang, Melissa Lott, Robert Lowe, Georgina Mace, Maquins Odhiambo Sewe, Mark Maslin, Slava Mikhaylov, James Milner, Ali Mohammad Latifi, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Karyn Morrissey, Kris Murray, Tara Neville, Maria Nilsson, Tadj Oreszczyn, Fereidoon Owfi, David Pencheon, Steve Pye, Mahnaz Rabbaniha, Elizabeth Robinson, Joacim Rocklöv, Stefanie Schütte, Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Rebecca Steinbach, Meisam Tabatabaei, Nicola Wheeler, Paul Wilkinson, Peng Gong*, Hugh Montgomery*, Anthony Costello*. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. The Lancet, 391: 10120: 581-630 (2018) (* Co-Chairs)


  • Clinton, Nicholas; Stuhlmacher, Michelle; Miles, Albie; Aragon, Nazli Uludere; Wagner, Melissa;Georgescu, Matei; Herwig, Chris; Gong, Peng. A Global Geospatial Ecosystem Services Estimate of Urban Agriculture.  Earth’s Future 2018,  6: 1, 40-60.

  • Huang Huabing, Chen Yanlei, Nicholas Clinton, Wang, Jie; Wang, Xiaoyi; Liu, Caixia; Gong, Peng ; Yang, Jun; Bai, Yuqi; Zheng, Yaomin ; Zhu, Zhiliang. Mapping major land cover dynamics in Beijing using all Landsat images in Google Earth Engine.  Remote Sensing of Environment. 202, 166-176. (2017)

  • Li Xueyan, Yali Si, Luyan Ji, Peng Gong*, Dynamic response of East Asian Greater White-Fronted Geese to changes of environment during migration: use of multi-temporal species distribution model. Ecological Modeling. 360, 70-79 (2017)

  • Cheng Qu, JQ Long, B Spear, John Marshall, C Yang, P Gong*, The interplay of climate, intervention and imported cases as determinants of the 2014 dengue outbreak in Guangzhou, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11(6), e0005701(2017)

  • Qiuan Zhu, Changhui Peng, Ciais Philippe, Jiang H, Liu Jinxun, Bousquet Philippe, Li, Shiqin, Chang Jie, Fang Xiuqin, Zhou Xiaolu, Chen Huai, Liu Shirong, Lin Guanghui, Gong Peng, Wang Meng, Wang Han, Xiang Wenhua, Chen Jing, Inter-annual variation in methane emissions from tropical wetlands triggered by repeated El Niño Southern Oscillation. Global Change Biology. 23(11), 4706-4716 (2017)

  • Kwame Heckman, Peng Gong, Biodiversity estimation of the western region of Ghana using arthropod mean morphospecies abundance, Biodiversity and Conservation. 26(9), 2083-2097 (2017)

  • Lu Liang, Peng Gong*, Climate Change and Human Infectious Diseases: A synthesis of research findings from global and spatio-temporal perspectives, Environmental International. 103, 99-108 (2017)

  • Li Congcong, Peng Gong*, J Wang, ZL Zhu, GS. Biging, Cui Yuan, Tengyun Hu, HY Zhang, Q Wang, XC Li, XX Liu, YD Xu, J Guo, CX Liu, Kwame O. Hackman, MN Zhang, YQ Cheng, L Yu, Jun Yang, HB Huang, N Clinton. The first all-season sample set for mapping global land cover with Landsat-8 data. Science Bulletin, 62, 7 (2017): 508-515

  • Nick Watts, W. Neil Adger, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Yuqi Bai, Peter Byass, Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Tim Colbourn, Peter Cox, Michael Davies, Michael Depledge, Anneliese Depoux, Paula Dominguez-Salas, Paul Drummond, Paul Ekins, Antoine Flahault, Delia Grace, Hilary Graham, Andy Haines, Ian Hamilton, Anne Johnson, Ilan Kelman, Sari Kovats, Lu Liang, Melissa Lott, Robert Lowe, Yong Luo, Georgina Mace, Mark Maslin, Karyn Morrissey, Kris Murray, Tara Neville, Maria Nilsson, Tadj Oreszczyn, Christine Parthemore, David Pencheon, Elizabeth Robinson, Stefanie Schuette, Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Paolo Vineis, Paul Wilkinson, Nicola Wheeler, Bing Xu, Jun Yang, Yongyuan Yin, Chaoqing Yu, Peng Gong, Hugh Montgomery, Anthony Costello, The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change, Lancet, 389(10074)(2017), 1151-1164.

  • Kwame O. Hackman, Peng Gong, Sergey Venevsky, A rapid assessment of landscape biodiversity using diversity profiles of arthropod morphospecies, Landscape Ecology, 32(1)(2017), 209-223.


  • Xuecao Li, Le Yu, Yidi Xu, Jun Yang, Peng Gong, Ten years after Hurricane Katrina: monitoring recovery in New Orleans and the surrounding areas using remote sensing, Science Bulletin, 61(18)(2016), 1460-1470.

  • Lu Liang, Todd J. Hawbaker, Zhiliang Zhu, Xuecao Li, Peng Gong, Forest disturbance interactions and successional pathways in the Southern Rocky Mountains, Forest Ecology and Management, 375(2016), 35-45.

  • Wenyu Li, Peng Gong, Continuous monitoring of coastline dynamics in western Florida with a 30-year time series of Landsat imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 179(2016), 196-209.

  • Yuanyuan Zhao, Duole Feng, Le Yu, Xiaoyi Wang, Yanlei Chen, Yuqi Bai, H. Jaime Hernández, Mauricio Galleguillos, Cristian Estades, Gregory S. Biging, John D. Radkeg, Peng Gong, Detailed dynamic land cover mapping of Chile: Accuracy improvement by integrating multi-temporal data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 183(2016), 170-185.

  • Xuecao Li, Gong Peng, Urban growth models: progress and perspective, Science Bulletin, 61(21)(2016), 1637-1650.

  • Tengyun Hu, Jun Yang, Xuecao Li, Peng Gong, Mapping urban land use by using Landsat images and open social data, Remote Sensing, 8(2)(2016), 151.


  • Xueyan Li, Nicholas Clinton, Yali Si, Jishan Liao, Lu Liang, Peng Gong, Projected impacts of climate change on protected birds and nature reserves in China, Science Bulletin, 60(19)(2015), 1644-1653.

  • Yali Si, Qinchuan Xin, Herbert H. T. Prins, Willem F. de Boer, Peng Gong, Improving the quantification of waterfowl migration with remote sensing and bird tracking, Science Bulletin, 60(23)(2015), 1984-1993.

  • Qinchuan Xin, Peng Gong, Wenyu Li, Modeling photosynthesis of discontinuous plant canopies by linking the Geometric Optical Radiative Transfer model with biochemical processes, Biogeosciences, 12(11)(2015), 3447-3467.

  • Xuecao Li, Xiaoping Liu, Peng Gong, Integrating ensemble-urban cellular automata model with an uncertainty map to improve the performance of a single model, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29(5)(2015), 762-785.

  • Yali Si, Qinchuan Xin, Willem F. de Boer, Peng Gong, Ronald C. Ydenberg, Herbert H. T. Prins, Do Arctic breeding geese track or overtake a green wave during spring migration? Scientific Reports, 5(8749)(2015).

  • Qinchuan Xin, Mark Broich, Andrew E. Suyker, Le Yu, Peng Gong, Multi-scale evaluation of light use efficiency in MODIS gross primary productivity for croplands in the Midwestern United States, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 201(2015), 111-119.

  • Linda See, Steffen Fritz, Liangzhi You, Navin Ramankutty, Mario Herrero, Chris Justice, Inbal Becker-Reshef, Philip Thornton, Karlheinz Erb, Peng Gong, Huajun Tang, Marijn van der Velde, Polly Ericksen, Ian McCallum, Florian Kraxner, Michael Obersteiner, Improved global cropland data as an essential ingredient for food security, Global Food Security, 4(2015), 37-45.

  • Le Yu, Yichuan Shi, Peng Gong, Land cover mapping and data availability in critical terrestrial ecoregions: A global perspective with Landsat thematic mapper and enhanced thematic mapper plus data, Biological Conservation, 190(2015), 34-42.

  • Sarah Whitmee, Andy Haines, Chris Beyrer, Frederick Boltz, Anthony G Capon, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, Alex Ezeh, Howard Frumkin, Peng Gong, Peter Head, Richard Horton, Georgina M Mace, Robert Marten, Samuel S Myers, Sania Nishtar, Steven A Osofsky, Subhrendu K Pattanayak, Montira J Pongsiri, Cristina Romanelli, Agnes Soucat, Jeanette Vega, Derek Yach, Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission on planetary health, Lancet, 386(10007)(2015), 1973-2028.

  • Nick Watts, W. Neil Adger, Paolo Agnolucci, Jason Blackstock, Peter Byass, Wenjia Cai, Sarah Chaytor, Tim Colbourn, Mat Collins, Adam Cooper, Peter M. Cox, Joanna Depledge, Paul Drummond, Paul Ekins, Victor Galaz, Delia Grace, Hilary Grubb Michael Graham, Andy Haines, Ian Hamilton, Alasdair Hunter, Xujia Jiang, Moxuan Li, Ilan Kelman, Lu Liang, Melissa Lott, Robert Lowe, Yong Luo, Georgina Mace, Mark Maslin, Maria Nilsson, Tadj Oreszczyn, Steve Pye, Tara Quinn, My Venevsky Sergey Svensdotter, Koko Warner, Bing Xu, Jun Yang, Yongyuan Yin, Chaoqing Yu, Qiang Zhang, Peng Gong*, Hugh Montgomery*, Anthony Costello*, Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health, Lancet, 386(10006)(2015), 1861-1914. * Co-Chairs


  • Johan Rockstrom, Guy Brasseur, Brian Hoskins, Wolfgang Lucht, John Schellnhuber, Pavel Kabat, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Peng Gong, Peter Schlosser, Maria Manez Costa, April Humble, Nick Eyre, Peter Gleick, Rachel James, Andre Lucena, Omar Masera, Marcus Moench, Roberto Schaeffer, Sybil Seitzinger, Sander van der Leeuw, Bob Ward, Nicholas Stern, James Hurrell, Leena Srivastava, Jennifer Morgan, Carlos Nobre, Youba Sokona, Roger Cremades, Ellinor Roth, Diana Liverman, James Arnott, Climate change: The necessary, the possible and the desirable Earth League climate statement on the implications for climate policy from the 5th IPCC Assessment, Earths Future, 2(12)(2014), 606-611.

  • Lu Liang, Yang Liu, Jishan Liao, Peng Gong, Wetlands explain most in the genetic divergence pattern of Oncomelania hupensis, Infection Genetics and Evolution, 27(2014), 436-444.

  • Chaoqing Yu, Changsheng Li, Qinchuan Xin, Han Chen, Jie Zhang, Feng Zhang, Xuecao Li, Nick Clinton, Xiao Huang, Yali Yue, Peng Gong, Dynamic assessment of the impact of drought on agricultural yield and scale-dependent return periods over large geographic regions, Environmental Modelling & Software, 62(2014), 454-464.

  • Le Yu, Lu Liang, Jie Wang, Yuanyuan Zhao, Qu Cheng, Luanyun Hu, Shuang Liu, Liang Yu, Xiaoyi Wang, Peng Zhu, Xueyan Li, Yue Xu, Congcong Li, Wei Fu, Xuecao Li, Wenyu Li, Caixia Liu, Na Cong, Han Zhang, Fangdi Sun, Xinfang Bi, Qinchuan Xin, Dandan Li, Donghui Yan, Zhiliang Zhu, Michael F. Goodchild, Peng Gong, Meta-discoveries from a synthesis of satellite-based land-cover mapping research, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(13)(2014), 4573-4588.

  • Yuanyuan Zhao, Peng Gong, Le Yu, Luanyun Hu, Xueyan Li, Congcong Li, Haiying Zhang, Yaomin Zheng, Jie Wang, Yongchao Zhao, Qu Cheng, Caixia Liu, Shuang Liu, Xiaoyi Wang, Towards a common validation sample set for global land-cover mapping, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(13)(2014), 4795-4814.

  • Peng Zhu, Peng Gong, Suitability mapping of global wetland areas and validation with remotely sensed data, Science China-Earth Sciences, 57(10)(2014), 2283-2292.

  • Xianwei Wang, Xiao Cheng, Peng Gong, C. K. Shum, David M. Holland, Xiaowen Li, Freeboard and mass extraction of the disintegrated Mertz Ice Tongue with remote sensing and altimetry data, Remote Sensing of Environment, 144(2014), 1-10.

  • Xiaoyi Wang, Huabing Huang, Peng Gong, Caixia Liu, Congcong Li, Wenyu Li, Forest canopy height extraction in rugged areas with ICESat/GLAS data, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52(8)(2014), 4650-4657.

  • Liheng Zhong, Peng Gong, Gregory S. Biging, Efficient corn and soybean mapping with temporal extendability: A multi-year experiment using Landsat imagery, Remote Sensing of Environment, 140(2014), 1-13.

  • Congcong Li, Jie Wang, Lei Wang, Luanyun Hu, Peng Gong, Comparison of classification algorithms and training sample sizes in urban land classification with Landsat Thematic Mapper imagery, Remote Sensing, 6(2)(2014), 964-983.


  • Jun Yang, Peng Gong, Rong Fu, Minghua Zhang, Jingming Chen, Shunlin Liang, Bing Xu, Jiancheng Shi, Robert Dickinson, The role of satellite remote sensing in climate change studies, Nature Climate Change, 3(10)(2013), 875-883.

  • Guanhua Xu, Quansheng Ge, Peng Gong, Xiuqi Fang, Bangbo Cheng, Bin He, Yong Luo, Bing Xu, Societal response to challenges of global change and human sustainable development, Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(25)(2013), 3161-3168.

  • Nicholas Clinton, Peng Gong, MODIS detected surface urban heat islands and sinks: Global locations and controls, Remote Sensing of Environment, 134(2013), 294-304.

  • Yaomin Zheng, Zhenguo Niu, Peng Gong, Yongjiu Dai, Shangguan Wei, Preliminary estimation of the organic carbon pool in China's wetlands, Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(6)(2013), 662-670.

  • Xueyan Li, Lu Liang, Peng Gong, Yang Liu, Feifei Liang, Bird watching in China reveals bird distribution changes, Chinese Science Bulletin, 58(6)(2013), 649-656.

  • Peng Gong, Jie Wang, Le Yu, Yongchao Zhao, Yuanyuan Zhao, Lu Liang, Zhenguo Niu, Xiaomeng Huang, Haohuan Fu, Shuang Liu, Congcong Li, Xueyan Li, Wei Fu, Caixia Liu, Yue Xu, Xiaoyi Wang, Qu Cheng, Luanyun Hu, Wenbo Yao, Han Zhang, Peng Zhu, Ziying Zhao, Haiying Zhang, Yaomin Zheng, Luyan Ji, Yawen Zhang, Han Chen, An Yan, Jianhong Guo, Liang Yu, Lei Wang, Xiaojun Liu, Tingting Shi, Menghua Zhu, Yanlei Chen, Guangwen Yang, Ping Tang, Bing Xu, Chandra Giri, Nicholas Clinton, Zhiliang Zhu, Jin Chen, Jun Chen, Finer resolution observation and monitoring of global land cover: first mapping results with Landsat TM and ETM+ data, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 34(7)(2013), 2607-2654.

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